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BeaconSchool.org: Open Source and Education

Mar 06, 2000, 20:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Lehmann)

"At Beacon, we're in our third year of using Linux as our primary server. A friend suggested it to me one day when I was frustrated by my inability to provide my students with many of the basics that a work or college environment would want them to know how to use. Now, we use Linux as a cross-platform file server, web server, email server, IRC server, mailing-list server, etc. And it's allowed us the ability to do more than we ever dreamed of. To be able to do the same amount of technology infusion without Open Source would have been prohibitively expensive. For us, Linux wasn't a choice, it was our only option if we wanted more than token technology infusion. It just made sense."

"Open Source could revolutionize public education, but the community needs to get behind it. Yes, more schools are starting to use Linux, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what it could be. And here's where you can help."

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